This week I have a couple of finished projects, and a couple of works in progress.
I finally finished my Ingenue sweater by Wendy Bernard:
I used Jill Draper Makes Stuff Empire in a lovely purple color, on size 8 needles. I think the sweater looks great on the dress form, but unfortunately it does not look good on me. It’s too wide and boxy, and a bit too short. I haven’t had the best of luck with knitting sweaters that actually fit right and look good on me, but I haven’t knit very many yet. They are getting better as I knit more of them, so I’m hoping one day to get the hang of it.
My second finished object for the week is my third Wingfeathers Shawl by Cal Patch:
I crocheted this in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus in the Remembering Eleanor and Common Heather colorways, on a size E hook. I obviously love this pattern, since I’ve already made three of them!
Works in Progress:
I started the Heaven and Space shawl by Martina Behm:
I’m using some of my handspun yarn, which is about sport weight, on size 5 needles. Sara, of the Knottygnome Crafts podcast is having a handspun shawl knit along, and I’m hoping to finish this in time to enter it. If I do finish it, it’ll be the second shawl I’ll enter in this KAL.
Today I started a pair of socks for my husband:
I’m just doing a basic sock pattern on size 2 needles. The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Diversity. This is the first time I’m using this yarn, and it feels really soft and squishy.
I finished reading Things I Learned From Knitting (whether I wanted to or not) by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.
I’ve read several of her books now, and I regularly read her blog. Her knitting stories are entertaining and funny.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!